Bourdain vs. Waters; the Chocolate Bar Returns to the West Village

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• Anthony Bourdain has it in for Alice Waters: "I'll tell you. Alice Waters annoys the living shit out of me. We're all in the middle of a recession, like we're all going to start buying expensive organic food and running to the green market. There's something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters that has become unrealistic." [DCist via Eater]

• Good news and bad news for the Chocolate Bar: Though the East Village location recently closed, a new outpost is opening on the same street owner Alison Nelson was priced out of last spring. [NYO]

• East Village Italian spot Panificio is no more, perhaps doomed by its lack of a liquor license. [Feedbag]

• With just over 200 square feet of space, Bar Jamón is one of New York's tiniest bars, along with 124 Rabbit Club and Carroll Gardens' Minibar. [Metromix]

• The Year of the Ox starts on January 26. Celebrate with traditional delicacies like whole fish from Lucky Eight and turnip cake from Chatham Square Restaurant. [TONY]